Researcher - ICN UN
Botanist with a long experience in research on palms and plant-people interactions. He studied ecology and sustainable use of several important palms, and monitored conservation status of palms for the past 20 years. He published many papers on taxonomy, ecology, and conservation of palms, and is co-author of Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. His research on sustainable use of palms has set the foundations whereupon strong Colombian decisions on palm management have been made. He taught several courses and supervised many theses. He is Editor of the Catalogue Colombian Plants.